How dare you dim your light in response to their insecurities?
Who gave you the right to downplay your brilliance to keep them comfortable?
Who gave you permission to be less than who you really are?
If you feel the need to be someone else around them
If they've convinced you that anything but the real you is a welcome reprieve
Then don't question who you are
Instead, question who you've chosen to surround yourself with
Don't tell me you chose to incarnate on this planet
Pass through you own baptism of fire
Bare your own cross through the trials and tribulations that you would have preferred not to experience
Only to show up half the person you truly are
And to function at the lower end of your full potential
Did you suffer simply to be second best?
Would you really waste the lessons you've learnt just because of your fear to grow?
How can you let people who have very little input on your wellbeing and happiness
Stifle your growth and hamper your progress?
How can you let their sense of inferiority and fear
Suppress your very essence and dim your light?
Did you ever consider that you are getting your fiercest fight at this crucial juncture
Simply because you are very close to a breakthrough?
Did you ever think that the ones that fight you the most
Are afraid that you will prove that their failure to progress were simply excuses?
If you have to suffer in this lifetime
Let it not be in vain
Let your pain be your teacher
And your transformation the evidence of the "impossible".